Learn About Wound Care on CME Webcast

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Learn About Wound Care on CME Webcast. On this CME webcast, we are going to show you what we learned in creating our new Wound Center so that you can apply these same principles to wound care at your hospital in order to provide state of the art wound management to your own patients. Our format today will consist of short presentations by 4 of our wound specialists followed by a more in depth review of wound reconstruction by our Wound Center’s medical director.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: explain the range of advanced wound care measures available for the management of complex wounds; emphasize the value of multidisciplinary care for problematic wounds; understand that the underlying wound etiology must be addressed to promote healing; and understand more clearly the potential for bone involvement in wound care.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Diabetic Foot Wound
  • Orthopaedic Wound Care
  • General Surgery and Wound Care
  • Case Presentations on Various Wound Etiologies
  • Advanced Wound Care

You can find this and many other MedNet21 programs on the OSU – CCME website.

Call our MedNet21 Program Manager at 614.293.3473 for more details about subscribing to MedNet21 as a hospital or as an individual. You can also e-mail him at derrick.freeman@osumc.edu.

Learn About Advance Care Planning on CME Webcast

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Learn About Advance Care Planning on CME Webcast. We have come a long way in the evolution of advance directives but it is still common for patients, physicians, and families to be faced with having to make a sudden decision about whether to institute life-saving measures. Particularly because sometimes those measures do less to prolong life than to prolong the process of death. Joining us today to help all of us become better at proactively discussing advance directives with our patients is palliative medicine specialist and Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Kavitha Norton.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: define Advance Care Planning as Communication Process for Patient Empowerment; and discuss components and products of Advance Care Planning including proxy and health documents.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • DNR, DNR-CCA, & DNR-CC
  • Starting the advance care directive discussion
  • Common definition of Advance Care Planning & Framework
  • Challenges with Advance Care Planning
  • Tools and resources for these discussions
  • Documenting

You can find this and many other MedNet21 programs on the OSU – CCME website.

Call our MedNet21 Program Manager at 614.293.3473 for more details about subscribing to MedNet21 as a hospital or as an individual. You can also e-mail him at derrick.freeman@osumc.edu.

Webcast Teaches on Common Laryngeal Disorders in Primary Care

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Webcast Teaches on Common Laryngeal Disorders in Primary Care. On this CME webcast, to tell us about common laryngeal disorders in primary care are laryngeal specialists from the Ohio State University. Dr. Laura Matrka is an Associate Professor of Otolaryngology and Dr. Brandon Kim is an Assistant Professor, also from the Department of Otolaryngology.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: UNDERSTAND red flags necessitating earlier referral for voice disorders; and EXPLAIN current controversy and decision-making regarding PPI use.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Common laryngeal disorders in primary care medicine
  • Common tests performed in the laryngeal disease clinic
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngitis mimics
  • Diagnosing paradoxical vocal cord dysfunction
  • Vocal cord nodules
  • Risk factors for laryngeal cancer
  • Vocal cord hemorrhage

You can find this and many other MedNet21 programs on the OSU – CCME website.

Call our MedNet21 Program Manager at 614.293.3473 for more details about subscribing to MedNet21 as a hospital or as an individual. You can also e-mail him at derrick.freeman@osumc.edu.

Learn About Common Allergic Diseases in Primary Care

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Learn About Common Allergic Diseases in Primary Care. For Daniel Bovet’s discovery of antihistamines he was awarded the 1957 Nobel Prize in Medicine. In the 60 years since then, there have been remarkable discoveries about allergies and how to treat them. On this CME webcast, we’re going to update you on some of the most recent developments. Joining our moderator is allergist and Assistant Professor at the Ohio State University, Dr. Casey Curtis.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: OUTLINE common allergic conditions that may present diagnostic or therapeutic uncertainty; and REVIEW criteria for referral to an allergist for these conditions.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Common allergic conditions in primary care medicine
  • When to refer the patient to an allergist
  • Penicillin allergy testing
  • Whether penicillin-allergic patients also allergic to cephalosporins

You can find this and many other MedNet21 programs on the OSU – CCME website.

Call our MedNet21 Program Manager at 614.293.3473 for more details about subscribing to MedNet21 as a hospital or as an individual. You can also e-mail him at derrick.freeman@osumc.edu.

Learn About Approach to Muscle Weakness in Primary Care

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Learn About Approach to Muscle Weakness in Primary Care. ALS is one of many neurologic conditions that can present as weakness and today on MedNet, we are going to show you how to approach the patient with weakness in order to diagnose and direct treatment. Joining our moderator to discuss upper motor neuron causes of weakness is Assistant Professor of Neurology Dr. Samantha LoRusso. And then to discuss lower motor neuron causes of weakness, Associate Professor of Neurology, Dr. Bakri Elsheikh.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: UNDERSTAND the physical exam findings that accompany upper motor neuron weakness; and RECOGNIZE typical
patterns of upper motor neuron weakness and know what imaging should be obtained.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Upper motor neuron verus lower motor neuron
  • Initial steps in the approach to the weak patient
  • When to admit the patient to the hospital for urgent evaluation
  • Pronator drift testing
  • Fasciculations
  • Management of the patient with increased muscle tone
  • Diagnosis and treatment of Guillian Barré syndrome

You can find this and many other MedNet21 programs on the OSU – CCME website.

Call our MedNet21 Program Manager at 614.293.3473 for more details about subscribing to MedNet21 as a hospital or as an individual. You can also e-mail him at derrick.freeman@osumc.edu.